Looking for a new Gulch neighbor.

One of the members of The Gulch I founded is selling out to take a huge profit. I knew I should have bought that other piece myself, instead of offering it to him. D'oh This is probably out of the price range of most regular members, and I hate advertising it in public but want to use every option to get a good homesteading/libertarian/anarchist/individualist neighbor. I’ve spoken to the current owner, and the Realtor and have gave them notice I will submarine any attempt to a sale with a statist (as was agreed when I offered it). Here are the facts. 15 Acres, creek full length of property, maintained road into parcel, power on property, several building sites. Sewer might be a problem because of extremely high water table, well should be cheap. He is asking $225,000 (almost 10X) what he paid. 1.5 miles outside Philipsburg MT, aprx. 10 acres gently sloping bottom land, aprx. 5 acres mixed Lodgepole pine/Douglas Fir. Property was partially logged in the ’80’s

…and the best part; you could be my neighbor, and a member of a Gulch.

Published in: on May 23, 2008 at 7:05 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Snow day, time for a post.

We made the move up to The Gulch on the 18th. It had been beautiful up till last night, when a thunderstorm rolled in, this morning we had a couple of inches of snow. Not enough to cause any problems unlike exactly one year ago when we got 35 inches. The snow still is an inconvenience since the moisture will swell the logs enough to make notching inaccurate. Yesterday we had our first birth since last fall (damn horny billy got two 45 day old doelings last spring). Photobucket

The last couple of days the guys and me were able to get hung 4 of the last large logs (33′). That leaves only 4 big logs and 60 smaller (18′) ones until I can start closing in the house. šŸ™‚

Published in: on May 21, 2008 at 5:38 pm  Comments (2)  
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Waiting for spring.

I had planned on the next post being about building on The Gulch, but every time it starts drying out enough, here comes a storm. Since I feel semi-committed here is a post.

I saw this at Morrigan’s and thought it looked fun.


B – BEST FEATURE: My huge hairy …………….. beard. šŸ˜‰

C – COULD DO WITHOUT: Cites……all of ’em.

D – DREAMS & DESIRES: To get up to Alaska.

E – ESSENTIAL ITEMS: Room to breath……….and my water bottle.

F – FAVORITE PAST TIME: Time in the woods with friends.

G – GOOD AT: Building just about anything.

H – HAVE NEVER TRIED: Sweetbreads or Brains and eggs.

I – IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS: Iā€™d buy the rest of our mountain.

J – JUNKIE FOR: Army surplus.

K – KINDRED SPIRIT: White Rabbit

L – LITTLE KNOWN FACT: I can do all kinds of lapidary work.

M – MEMORABLE MOMENT: Pulling out of our driveway on our first day of mobile gulching.

N – NEVER AGAIN WILL I: live in a large city.

O – OCCASIONAL INDULGENCE: Watching the sunrise while still in an altered state from the night before.

Q – QUOTE: “Guns don’t kill people, the government does.” Dale Gribble

R – REASON TO SMILE: Being debt free.

S – SORRY ABOUT: Those who are still wage slaves.

T – TAG SOME FRIENDS: Does this mean I need to chase someone down? I don’t understand the question.

U – UNINTERESTED IN: Baseball, tennis, golf.

V – VERY SCARED OF: The state of the world.

W – WORST HABIT: Spending entirely too much time on the damn internet.



Z – ZODIAC SIGN: A northern one.

Published in: on May 14, 2008 at 12:43 am  Comments (4)  
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